Gail Simon, Ph.D.

The Pink Practice
Everything is Connected Press CIC

Work: Gail’s areas of interest include diversity, intersectionality, autism, virtual reality, and writing for practitioners. Gail is a co-director of Everything is Connected Press, a community interest company which supports Murmurations:Journal of Transformative Systemic Practice at

Gail’s practice home is The Pink Practice (, a LGBTQI+ systemic therapy practice which she founded with Gwyn Whitfield in 1990.

Past work includes directing the Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice at the University of Bedfordshire for ten years; leading masters programmes in relationship therapy and systemic practice research at several Uk training institutes and universities in the UK. Gail has worked as a systemic therapist, supervisor and trainer in the NHS, independent sector and social services with adults, children and families.

Training: In 1993, Gail qualified in Systemic Therapy with Individuals, Couples and Families at the Kensington Consultation Centre, London and also with a Diploma in Art and Design at London Guildhall University School of Art. In 2010, she was awarded the Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice from the University of Bedfordshire and KCC. Gail’s doctoral research explored “Writing (as) Systemic Practice” in which she explored the relational ethics and practice of writing from within professional relationships using inner and outer dialogue in a variety of storytelling forms.  

Writing: Gail has presented and written on the politics of psychotherapy, writing as a method of inquiry and practitioner research. Books include “A Wild Impatience. Critical Systemic Practice and Research”“Systemic Inquiry: Innovations in Reflexive Practice Research” (co-edited) and also “Systemic Therapy as Transformative Practice”  (co-edited with Imelda McCarthy) published with Everything is Connected Press. Gail is founding former editor of Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic Practice.

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